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the british. did both turkey and greece have their eyes on cyprus as a prize? >> greece, turkey and britain became what is the tree obligation of the republic of cyprus. this is a treaty of guarantee. the republic was in alliance with greece and turkey through a formal treaty of alliance that permitted both to have armed forces from the island. the british already secured a their interests by obtaining the sovereign base areas at the time of independence. other countries had a historical connection will with cyprus. because 82% was greek, that -- turkey embarked on the shape of the ottoman empire and was here for 300 years. of course, they had a 18% of the population identifying themselves as turkish cypriots. >> hall or the turkish cypriots and greek cypriots getting along? >> the greek cypriots and turkish cypriots got on very well. >> what happens in 1974? >> the major event was the turkish invasion of cyprus in july and august. there were two invasions'. one in july and one in august. this had an enormous effect the turkish army invaded from the northern coast, expelled all of the greek
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